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The Skills of Effective Project Leaders

by Casey Ayers

Project leaders must exhibit a variety of important skills. In this course, you’ll learn about the leadership, communication, technical, analytical, facilitation, political, and business skills that empower leaders to succeed.

What you'll learn

Project leaders must be highly versatile, and display talents in many different areas. In this course, The Skills of Effective Project Leaders, you’ll learn how effective leaders employ different kinds of skills in order to lead their teams successfully. First, you’ll learn how leadership and communication skills allow project leaders to persuade and direct action to meet objectives. Next, you’ll explore how a combination of facilitation and political skills help leaders align stakeholders to project goals. After that, you’ll see how technical and analytical skills combine to equip project leaders with the knowledge necessary to achieve their mission. Finally, you’ll discover how business skills and resource management techniques allow project leaders to work with the broader organization well and manage initiatives successfully. By the end of this course, you’ll understand the varied talents and skills effective project managers must exhibit on a daily basis, and be prepared to evaluate your own skillset and make a plan to improve on your approach.

About the author

Casey is an entrepreneurial leader with experience managing projects, analyzing challenges, and designing solutions in healthcare, mobile, digital media, online learning, and more. His Pluralsight courses have helped nearly 1,000,000 professionals gain the skills they need to tackle new challenges and earn globally-recognized certifications, including PMP, CBAP, CAPM, PMI-ACP, CompTIA Project+, ICAgile, and more.

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